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SENIORS!!!!!!!

CLASS OF 2021

Celebrations, Traditions, and Ways to Honor Seniors

The end of your senior year comes with varying traditions designed to recognize, honor, and celebrate the accomplishments of each student's K-12 experience and learning. These culminating celebrations include graduation ceremony, senior prom, senior trips, senior sunrise, senior sunset, senior breakfast, and a variety of other events and traditions. 

We are striving to find ways to individually and publicly honor your efforts and academic achievements. Some celebrations will be rescheduled to a time in the future when social distancing measures are relaxed, may include online options as long as they can be made accessible to all students and families, or other formats still to be discovered. 

We will be reaching out and integrating student, staff, and community voices to develop these recognition's for students in the graduating class of 2021. We recognize the diversity of our students and families and are actively engaged in looking for ways that support cultural inclusiveness and equity in all our practices and policies.  

College and Career

Oregon Colleges/Universities

Oregon colleges, universities, and career and technical programs and nationwide colleges and universities are requested to provide flexibility with final admission selections, including completion of specific course requirements.

The counseling department is still working with seniors on scholarship applications, Oregon Promise, and FAFSA/ORSAA completion. Contact Ms. Fulton or Ms. Battleson if you would like assistance.

We encourage you to participate in virtual post-secondary exploration resources, college and career virtual tours, and websites for resources. The CIS program that you have been using for Cohort offers great information!

Herff Jones

Friday October 9

A video tutorial will be sent to seniors describing the ordering process and items available through Herff Jones. This is who all caps and gowns need to be purchased from. 

October 9 - 25

This is the two week order discount window. Orders placed during this period will receive the year’s largest discount on caps/gowns and announcements. 

Week of October 25

Items ordered early on will be delivered (car tassels, hoodies, t’s) and will be available for pick up in the front lobby. Watch for the specific announcement. 

 

Please visit www.highschool.herffjones.com to order your cap and gown unit. 

Visit Campuses

Once social distancing measures are relaxed, take a visit to the school/program you are interested in attending. Call the school/programs admissions office to set up a campus tour.  If a school/program requires an in-person interview as part of the application process, you can also schedule that when you go visit the campus.  Some schools/programs allow you to experience a night in the dorms or have special programs….so be sure to ask when you call to schedule your tour!

College Application Week happens in the fall of each year. 

When should I apply?

You would be fairly safe if you have your applications submitted by the end of October but look for the application deadlines on each schools website.

Early Decision

If you know for sure where you are going, you can apply using early decision or early action.  Keep in mind though that early decision is binding.  If the college accepts you and offers you an adequate financial aid package, you must go there.

Early Action

Early action is not binding so you can still apply to other colleges as part of regular admissions, however many schools won’t allow you to apply to other schools as part of their early action.

 

Do you have questions about scholarships? Not sure how to fill one out? When it is due? Do I qualify? These and more can be answered just see Val, Darcie, Battleson, Fulton, or Moncrief in the Bruin Center or Counseling Office.

FAFSA opens on October 1st. Be sure to plan your FAFSA events now! Get together and submit those FAFSA’s! Go to FAFSA.gov for application and submission details.

 

COLLEGE TRIPS & VISITS:  

      • You can contact any school you are interested in visiting. They may offer virtual or in person tours.

Scholarship Release and Financial Aid Presentation Night

December for class of 2021

Senior & Parent/Guardian Information Night 

September 29 at 7:00pm for class of 2021, virtually

If you miss it you can still review the information that will be shared via PowerPoint.   

 

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF………………………….
Signed up for SAT’s?
When do I turn in the FAFSA?
Scholarships are out when?
When are the important dates?
When is the next FAFSA workshop?

THINGS TO DO……………………………………
Pass all required classes
Complete Essential Skills Requirement- Smarter Balance (Test or Work samples) *exempt for 2021
Have CIS Portfolio completed *exempt for 2021
Complete Senior Project *exempt for 2021